Discover the most exciting football talents in Brazil, who could leave the country for top European clubs in the near future.
In the dynamic landscape of Brazilian football, a new generation of talent is taking centre stage, captivating fans and scouts alike.
Join us as we take a look at some of the best starlets in Brazilian football.
5- Victor Hugo (Flamengo)
In the midst of Flamengo’s challenging season, Victor Hugo, the club’s 19-year-old central midfielder, has shone under the guidance of coach Jorge Sampaoli. Despite facing challenges in a turbulent environment, Hugo impresses with his ball control, turning ability, and aerial threat in the penalty area. While not the fastest, he struggles with defensive aspects and squad depth issues, hindering consistent game time.
4- Pablo Maia (Sao Paulo)
At 21, Pablo Maia has excelled in his second full season with Sao Paulo, contributing to their Brazilian Cup victory. Positioned behind the ball, Maia facilitates possession and initiates probing passes. As a central midfielder, Maya’s physicality and his brilliant stats in ground duels make him one of the most promising young players in Brazil.
3- Marcos Leonardo (Santos)
20-year-old striker Marcos Leonardo has been Santos’ saviour, keeping them afloat with his clinical and explosive finishing. As a penalty-area specialist, he draws comparisons to a young Sergio Aguero. However, critics question his effectiveness outside the box and label him a luxury player.
2- Vitor Roque (Athletico Paranaense)
Vitor Roque, an 18-year-old striker destined for Barcelona, showcases a rare blend of mobility, physicality, and technique. A key contributor in the Brazilian Championship, Roque excels with his strength, speed, and ability to run at defences. However, most observers believe he will need time to show the same level of effectiveness against top-level European defenders.
1- Endrick (Palmeiras)
At just 17, Endrick is set to join Real Madrid for €72m, boasting audacious talent as a left-footed support striker. Recognized for incredible goals in the academy ranks, Endrick’s versatility includes scoring guided headers. While dealing with hype and occasional struggles, his recent display against Botafogo demonstrated his maturity and ability to turn the tide. A truly special talent on the rise.